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Thomas Noto Suoneto is a foreign policy analyst and host of Foreign Policy Talks Podcast.
Thomas Noto Suoneto is a foreign policy analyst and host of Foreign Policy Talks Podcast. His area of interest is on East Asian Affairs, International Political Economy, Indonesia’s Foreign Policy and Indonesia’s relationships with major powers. He is now involved in Indonesian Youth Diplomacy (IYD) to prepare for the G20 (Y20) Summit in 2022. He was the Director for Special Projects and Institutional Relations at Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI), responsible for managing the cooperation with foreign embassies, international organisations and research institutions. He was also part of the Asian Scholars and Experts Delegation to North Korea in 2018, Indonesia-Korea Young Leaders Dialogue in 2019, the ASEAN-China Youth Summit in 2021 and many others. Just recently, he led the first-ever Birmingham Asia Forum (BAF) with the support of Asia Research Group and Indonesia-Korea New Southern Policy Young Professionals Lab program under the supervision of Korea Foundation based in Seoul. Noto was also the Secretary of China Policy Group during his time at FPCI.
Noto holds a Master Degree in International Political Economy at the University of Birmingham under the Chevening Scholarship and a Bachelor Degree of International Relations at Binus University. He is currently based in the United Kingdom. Follow his podcast channel @foreignpolicytalks on Instagram.